Grand Parade

Date: Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Starting Time: 6:00 p.m.
2016 Grand Marshals: Steve and Rita Mohler
Units: Approximately 150
Participation: Pre-festival registration, INVITATION ONLY.
Description: The Millersport parade is an annual event to open the Sweet Corn Festival starts at Millersport High School and travels north on Lancaster Street in Millersport and turns east onto Chautauqua Boulevard finishing at Historic Lions Park in front of the Brookover/Harlow Pavilion. Featuring 18 High School Bands and a variety of other units.

The Millersport Lions Club is honored to have local community and civic leaders Steve & Rita Mohler to serve as Grand Marshals for the Grand Parade. Since 1983 this couple has been instructing generation after generation of youth in the finer aspects of vocal arts and drama for success in solo and group competitions. Steve serves as the Director of the Vocal Music Department for the Walnut Township School District. Rita is a fine, accomplished pianist assisting Steve in local school, church and community productions.

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They are both active in the Millersport Community Theatre, Millersport United Methodist Church, the Sweet Corn Festival and about every aspect of our small, tranquil community. They are the backbone of the Millersport Music Boosters and can always be found working hard along side students, their parents, and other educators in the famous apple dumpling and ice cream booth. Come out and show your support and appreciation for Steve & Rita on Wednesday, August 31, when they lead the Grand Parade on the Commodore Bank float.

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Queen and Court

2015 Queen Allison Zink - (Johnstown-Monroe)
Allison is the daughter of Andy & Alisa Zink of Johnstown, Ohio. She attends Johnstown Monroe High School where she is a section leader for the 200 member Big Red Band. She plays percussion in Symphonic Band, sings in Chorale, member of the Student Council, Athletic Student Council and the Prom Committee. Allison loves participating in school musicals and is a three-year Varsity Cheer letter-man. She is the Senior Class representative on the Youth Leadership Council of Licking County and Prom Promise. She is on the honor roll and teaches 4th/5th grade girls at Heritage Christian Church. She works as a website designer and videographer. Allison plans to pursue a four year degree in either nursing or a related medical field.


2015 First Runner-Up Aili Barbee - (Northridge)
Aili is the daughter of Leanne Barbee and John Walters of Pataskala, Ohio. She attends Northridge High School where she is Print Editor-in-Chief of the school newspaper, student representative on the Northridge Board of Education, participates in high school musicals and the Ohio Model United Nations and is a member of the National Honor Society. Aili is a member of the Youth Leadership Council of Licking County, an Ambassador and now Junior Facilitator at the Hugh O'Brien Youth Leadership Seminar. She currently works as a kennel caretaker at the Johnstown Animal Hospital and enjoys reading, writing and acting. Aili plans on attending The Ohio State University next fall, and majoring in Biomedical Sciences, then on to John Hopkins Medical School before starting a career as a pediatric oncologist at Nationwide Children's Hospital.

2015 Second Runner-Up Gillian Janicki - (Lakewood)
Gillian is the daughter of Gretchen and Chip Griffith of Hebron, Ohio. She attends Lakewood High School where is active as a Varsity Cheerleader, in the Drama Club, Prom Committee and the Computer Information Services. Gillian serves on the Youth Leadership Council of Licking County and currently works at Bob Evans. She enjoys acting, reading and gardening with her grandma. Gillian plans to attend college in New York and pursue a career as an editor of a fashion magazine.

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SWEET CORN FESTIVAL Queen & Court Rules:

Takes place Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. on the Main Entertainment Pavilion. Each of the 18 area high schools select a young lady to represent them in our pageant. These young ladies participate in our Wednesday Grand Parade along with their high school band. On Thursday of our festival, they begin their path through the judging process with closed doors individual interviews beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Lion's Club house. These interviews are conducted by 5 judges from outside the geographical area of these 18 high schools. Neither the judges nor the young ladies know who the other group is until 5:00 p.m. on Thursday of the festival. Following the closed door interview and the group walk through, the young ladies are then escorted onto the Main Entertainment Stage for public interview one at a time while continuing to be observed by the judges. following the completion of the on stage interviews, the judges retire to the Club House to tally their score sheets and determine our Queen, 1st and 2nd Runners Up.

The judging is based on 20% Activities, 15% Interview Questions, 15% Personality, 20% Speaking Ability, 15% Stage Presence, and 15% Overall Appearance.

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